These ten journal plans can make up an extended unit of work, maybe a term or even a half year. They give you the option to work through the important features of journal writing. The general introduction with the hook or engaging phase, the development through relevant paragraphs which incorporate a main idea and supporting sentences, and a conclusion which sums up or offers an opinion or message.
At $5.00 for the ten it's a 50% discount on buying them individually.
With two to a landscape page, 15 photocopies can be used for an entire grade. Students glue the plan in their writing book, take part in a brainstorm session and follow the plan. At a beginner's level, it's possible to just paraphrase the modelled orientation, answer the prompt questions and bingo, they have a writing piece. A recipe for writing. Students learn to use the plan as it suits them. Their creativity develops as they learn to develop their own voice.
For these journals students can be engaged using short, subject-specific videos, photo displays, workshopping, role play, Wikipedia entries and on.
1. A Day in the Life of My Pet
2. A Dedicated Teacher
3. A Perfect Day at School
4. A Time Away from Home
5. A Typical Lunch Hour
7. City Life is Better than Country Life
8. Clever Advertising
9.Creepy, Crawly Things
10. Do I Want to be Famous?